How to tell your family that your wedding will be adults-only

I want to send an email to our family members letting them know that the wedding will be adults only. While I still can’t control the way anybody interprets the message, doing it this way at least allows us to control the words that they see/hear. This was really difficult to write, but here's what I've come up with…


How to make your wedding feel small and intimate without cutting the guest list

My friends' small wedding was so full of love and they really made all of their guests feel like each one was a critical piece of who they were as a couple. My future husband said to me, as we left, that he really felt honored to be there. The problem: There's no way my future husband and I can cut our guest list to under 100 people. So how do we make our wedding feel small and intimate without being able to cut the guest list? I think we discovered the answer…


How to attack a guest list like a ninja

As a wedding planner, I know that one of the main challenges our clients tackle is narrowing down their guest list. Coming from a huge family, I can totally relate — I struggled with a massive guest list when planning my own wedding. Here's a few tips to quickly reducing the guest list.


How to deal with misbehaving guests at your wedding

My wedding was amazing… but for one guest. We'll call her Cruella. When we got home from our honeymoon, I learned more about the "Cruella Sagas" — I was not the only person she got out of line with at the wedding. Looking back, I would have trusted my gut and handled the situation differently. Here's the advice I would have given myself about dealing with a difficult wedding guest, having now been through it…


What will people tell their friends about your wedding?

Like many Offbeat Brides, I'm pretty insecure. I'm insecure to the point where I sit on the subway making up things for people around me to say behind my back. Of course, in my mind, they're never flattering. So now, less than two weeks from my own wedding, I decided to STOP thinking about the horrible things people MIGHT say about my wedding.


Why my wedding isn't about me, and it never was

Every time I come up with an idea, I get someone complaining how it is not suitable for them, always followed by "but it's your day you should do what YOU want." But my wedding isn't about me, and I wish people would stop telling me that it is. Here's why…